“Birther” boneheads back, billowing bile

There's something ugly growing in this country. Across the nation, state legislatures are debating bills that'll have profound impact on future presidential elections. Known collectively as "birther" bills, they're a variety of provisions requiring presidential candidates to submit proof of American citizenship before they can get their names on election ballots.


Snow tests UNO’s closure procedures

Early this semester, the worst snowstorm of the year swept across Omaha. Weather forecasters predicted over 12 inches of snow overnight, with more expected the next day.


Insecure about campus security

"Killing at Millard South." "UNL Warns Students of Possible Gunman." "Another Report of Possible Gunman at UNL."


Recall petitioners bring controversy

In early November, during a final week of unexpectedly pleasant weather before the start of that special hell Nebraskans call "winter," the Mayor Suttle Recall Committee brought its efforts to UNO.


Another year of change

The end is near.


Victims of rape should be supported, not dismissed

Two weeks ago, at an Indiana Senate debate, Eric Turner, Republican state representative, delivered comments that angered many. While discussing an amendment to an anti-abortion bill that would allow women whose pregnancy is the result of rape or incest to undergo the procedure, he implied that women who want an abortion could simply lie about being a victim.


Losing the future

In a column I wrote last July titled "Education is the key to the future." I commented on the financial problems faced by states and municipalities and the measures local governments were taking to clean up their fiscal houses.  Among the options being considered at the time were cuts to education spending from elementary to higher education.


Three ways to improve UNO

With student elections coming up March 8, it's high time some critical changes took place at this school.